Released April 1988
Format Vinyl
Type Studio Album
Genre Folk Rock
Length 55:41
Number of discs 1
Edition date 1988
Country UK
Label London Records
Catalog Number LONLP 55
Edition details All songs published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.Recorded at Home. Additional recording at Rak Studios, London, England, and Odyssey Studios, London, England. Mixed at Comforts Place Studios, Lingfield, Surrey, England.(P) 1988 Polygram International Ltd.


North and South is the sixth studio album by Gerry Rafferty. It was Rafferty's first studio album in six years and reunited him with producer Hugh Murphy. The album got fair reviews from critics and fans.

The album was released as an LP and CD in 1988. One of the singles was "Shipyard Town", also released on several compilation albums. It was regarded by most of Rafferty's fans as the best album since Night Owl.

After the rather, some felt, over-engineered nature of Sleepwalking, the album was a welcome return to form with a more stripped-back nature and less fastidiously-engineered songs.


Gerry Rafferty – vocals, organ, synthesiser, piano, guitar
Mo Foster – bass, fretless bass
Andrew White – soprano saxophone
Jerry Donahue – guitar
Bryn Haworth – slide guitar
Geraint Watkins – accordion
Arran Ahmun – drums, percussion
Alan Clark – synthesiser, Hammond organ
Mel Collins – saxophone
Betsy Cook – electric piano
Ken Craddock – synthesiser, Hammond organ
Ian Maidman – bass
William Malone – strings, arranger
Morris Pert – percussion
Davy Spillane – whistle, uilleann pipes
Pete Zorn – bass
Ric Sanders – fiddle
Gered Mankowitz – photography

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